THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life." Thomas Jefferson

THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life." Thomas Jefferson

THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life." Thomas Jefferson

THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life." Thomas Jefferson

Paris never stops, and Hôtel de Crillon is the city’s heartbeat. Discover all the capital has to offer, whether you are into culture, arts, shopping, gastronomy or endless strolls.

SHOPPING

Season Loft

Some clamored for her tableware, others were finagling for the secret of her muesli. Cathy Closier, founder of the Season canteen, delivers the goods to her fans with this new loft/apartment where everything is for sale. From Belleville coffee to decorative items from HK Living on to teas from Wandertea, not to forget a few hand-picked clothing brands — just what you need to bring a bit of Season back home with you.

Open every weekend from 11am to 7pm, at 98 rue de Turenne 75003

Mamamushi

Slow fashion is celebrated in this new boutique-workshop housed two steps away from the République square. Sisters Maïssa and Haifa Chahed place the spotlight on thirty-some emerging brands who share the same ethical values. Honorable mention to clothing from the Mamamushi house label created by Maïssa, Laure Derrey headbands crafted from fabric scraps and the gold-plated jewelry from Tamarzizt.

28 Rue du Château d'Eau 75010 Paris


Verbreuil

This young brand of leather goods has all the makings of the greats. Each bag is fashioned by hand with a keen eye to detail, in French workshops who carry on the tradition of fine craftsmanship. Recognizable from their timeless geometric lines, the models are available in exceptional leathers and vibrant colors. The boutique is set up only a few minutes from the Hôtel de Crillon.

18 bis rue Saint Roch 75001



BON APPÉTIT

Bouillon Pigalle

At the beginning of the 19th century, throngs of the Parisian elite lined up to get a spot at these popular restaurant tables of an unbeatable value. Modeled after the restaurants of the era, this new restaurant, nestled into Pigalle square brings these nice little dishes from bygone days back to life. Bone marrow, snails, beef bourguignon, steak frites and chocolate cream puffs. It’s all just like it was in the olden days, even up to the paper tablecloths and apron-donned waiters.

22 Boulevard de Clichy 75018 Paris

Anahi

Acclaimed just as much for its phenomenal meats as for its glamorous atmosphere, this worldly address in the Marais nearly disappeared when Carmen, its charismatic founder, left. Just recently taken over by a meat magnate, the restaurant that was popular with the fashion set is coming back into style. On the menu, top-flight cuts cooked over a charcoal fire. Unique.

49 rue de Volta 75003 

La Guinguette d'Angèle

In January, all the talk is about making good resolutions. Make sure yours stick by heading straight for the detox juices, bento boxes for a light lunch and other small plates simmered by Angèle Ferreux Maeght. In addition to the take-away kiosk near the Halles, the health guru has opened her pocket-sized restaurant in the 11th district.

34 rue Coquillière 75001

LIFESTYLE

Boucheron unveils its secrets at the Monnaie de Paris

A 160th birthday deserves a celebration! For the occasion, Boucheron, the first jeweler to take up residence on the Vendôme Square, has organized an extraordinary exhibit at the Monnaie de Paris to immerse you in its world. In addition to the many iconic collections revealed, the exhibit invites you on a journey to take part in the different steps involved to create a piece of jewelry. After the visit, make a beeline to the new tea salon “Frappé par Bloom”, set up on the premises.

Vendôrama, from January 12-28, 2018 at the Monnaie de Paris.

César Retrospective at the Pompidou Center

It’s in the Paris skies, on the sixth level with all partitions removed, that the Pompidou Center pays homage to the French sculptor, who left us twenty years ago. The exhibit uncovers the major works of César Baldaccini, among which his famous compressions of vehicles, enlarged thumbs and expansions can be found. In all, 130 works are on display for you to discover or re-discover, in a grandiose setting. To continue the experience make your way to the restaurant Le George, located on the museum rooftop.

César, on view until March 26th at the Pompidou Center.

Maison&Objet Trade Show: In Honor of Design

THE rendezvous not to miss for design-lovers and professionals is back from January 19-23 in Villepinte. The golden occasion to decode the latest trends in decor, design, furnishings, accessories, textiles... A multitude of exhibitors will be present, and conferences facilitated by professionals in the field will punctuate the event. 

Maison&Objet, January 19-23

FAMILY AFFAIR

La Mouette Rieuse

What is this strange bird? A new space dedicated to culture, this gigantic location in the Marais holds a bookstore, a paper goods shop, a gallery... And a tiny cafe in the back of the boutique that overlooks a gorgeous courtyard, where you can nibble in peace. For the youngest patrons, don’t miss the writing master classes, mini-concerts and interactive reading workshops.

17 bis rue Pavée 75004

Le Bon Ton

Learning how to read music while having fun IS possible! The proof is in this music school that’s unlike all the rest. The team of professional musicians led by Claire Wyniecki endeavor to give young and old a taste for music. And the result? Yoga-storytelling centered around a classical repertoire, parent-child piano classes and pop-up workshops such as the “concert doudou” (Bring your Blankie Concert) planned for February 4th at the Théâtre de l’Atelier. You can make your reservation now!

ONLY IN PARIS

Désirée

On one side, a shop full of fresh flowers picked exclusively in France, and on the other -- in keeping with the times -- an uncluttered, bright coffee shop, whose short menu is concocted with local and ethical products. This new address in the 11th district has got it all figured out.

6 rue de la Folie Méricourt 75011

Le Printemps du Goût

French gastronomy ascends to the heights. Perched on the 7th and 8th levels of the Printemps de l’Homme, this new space brings together a fine foods grocer, a fresh market and dining spaces created in partnership with top chefs. Two complete floors dedicated to artisanal expertise and high-flying cooks.

64 boulevard Haussmann

The most beautiful places to go for a run

If you’re going to take action on your good resolutions, why not do so in the best conditions possible? Put on your running shoes. Opposite the Hôtel de Crillon, the Tuileries Gardens await you for great strides between Concorde square and the Louvre. Other green spots that are particularly popular with runners are the Parc Monceau and the Luxembourg Gardens. The route from the Champ de Mars and the Seine embankments offer a more urban setting, all while being so completely Parisian.

FIRST TIME IN PARIS

Breakfast at Café de Flore’s terrace

This is the one experience that everyone has to live at least once in Paris. When Paris awakens, there reigns a very singular atmosphere. Wait until the server comes to see you. Order a croissant, buttered bread, a squeezed orange juice, a good coffee and admire the show. Among the parade of regular customers, business meetings and interviews with personalities, it is not uncommon to meet familiar faces. Just thinking that Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Picasso and Sonia Rykiel had their habits here, your breakfast takes on another legendary dimension.
172, boulevard Saint-Germain 75006

Climb to the roof of Galeries Lafayette and enjoy the view

While most people know that the department store is a popular shopping destination, few are aware of its rooftop. Located on the 7th floor, it is freely accessible for a souvenir selfie or a snack and has the Eiffel Tower and the Opera in line of sight. While a Mediterranean restaurant and a bar await this summer, it is always possible to come with your own sandwich or a box of Pierre Hermé macaroons that you could grab on the 1st floor of the Dome! Now admire the breathtaking view!
40, boulevard Haussmann 75009

Have an Apéritif Like a Real Parisian

The apéritif is serious business in Paris! A special moment after work, and in theory before dinner, it isn’t all that rare for it to go on a bit longer than required. It should be pointed out that some places have modified their offering, serving up enticing dishes to pair with a glass of fine wine or a refreshing cocktail. Here is a non-exhaustive list of “foodie bars” where Parisians like to get together to celebrate the start of the evening: Frenchie Bar à Vins (6 Rue du Nil, 2nd arrondissement), Freddy’s (54 Rue de Seine, 6th arrondissement), L’Entrée des Artistes (32 Rue Victor Masse, 9th arrondissement), La Cave à Michel (36 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 10th arrondissement), Aux deux Amis (45 Rue Oberkampf, 11th arrondissement), Bistrot Paul Bert (18 Rue Paul Bert, 11th arrondissement). Cheers!